This week’s latest launches make for an adorable array of sprays: from rhapsodic roses to powder-soft iris. Just look at those to-die-for bottles from Jus Parfums,Tom Ford and Fiat 500! From lipstick-red to zesty lime green, these beauties smell as good as they look.
FLEUR DE LALITA
Rhapsodic rose de Mai swoons into the arms of a heartbreakingly tender jasmine, softly pressed betwixt the waxy petals of magnolia absolute and Madonna lily, then lavishly anointed with the sappy, green freshness of galbanum. Blending Siamese spirituality with the traditions of fine French fragrance, Dusita’s perfumer and founder Pissara Umavijani is further inspired by her late father’s poetry, and the whole collection deserves your wrists, neck and décolletage to fully explore their luscious serenity.
£168 for 50ml eau de parfum
An ode to two iconic flowers, Sopoudrage is an iris-rose blend of the highest order. Those two blooms waltz together in this creation from new, fun and irreverent fragrance house Jus Parfums. Inside the eye-catching (and refillable) bottle, the powdery-soft iris has an air of the classic, über-feminine fragrances of the past ( think: dressing rooms laden with pearls and silks), while the rose lifts the scent into modern day. Verily a delight
£180 for 100ml eau de parfum
STORIES BY ELIZA GRACE
Northern Ireland-based mother of four Tonya Kidd-Beggs travelled to Grasse to develop her collection, delving into often quite painful memories of ‘the Troubles’ experienced by the area she calls home, transforming them into uplifting and hope-filled scents (No.1 and No2 feature in our The Niche Collection II Discovery Box.) In this floral-woody encounter, bergamot and orange blossom give way to the warmth of cedarwood, fig tea, jasmine, heliotrope, its mystery unfolding via amber, sandalwood and vetiver.
From £50 for 15ml eau de parfum
Naughtily-named to the point where news of this went straight to our spam filter (!), Mr. Ford’s love for teasing fragrance-wearers is once against expressed via an Ambrée gourmand newbie that does indeed capture the mouth-watering perfection of black cherry flesh, adding a touch of bitter almond cherry liqueur to contrast sweet and tart, bright and dark. Turkish rose and jasmine sambac, sexy Peru balsam, roasted tonka, vetiver and cedar compound the moreishness.
£218 for 50ml eau de parfum
500 FOR HIM
Bottle collectors are going to be snapping up the twin flacons for the debut Fiat fragrances, which represent the distinctive ‘nose’ of the 500’s profile. (Known as ‘the Musetto‘, FYI). Inside? An explosion of freshness starts the engine, with Timur and pink peppers revving up the eau de toilette. Florentine iris butter and geranium purr on the skin, ultimately going full-throttle via benzoin, patchouli and vanilla.
From £29 for 50ml eau de toilette